German Foods

When most people think of German foods they think of what is commercialized, what they might have eaten in Disney World or what the tourist conductor might have told them what to eat while on the trip thats cheap and easy.

You might think them to be



the Famous German Pretzel and Beer

But, What is the National Food of Germany? Well here is the answer…

Sauerbraten: The National Dish of Germany. Sauerbraten is a German pot roast dish which can be prepared using a variety of meats. Mort often the Sauerbraten is made using beef but the other more popular versions include venison, lamb, mutton, pork and in some traditions horse meat as well.

What will you need….


  • 3 pounds beef rump roast
  • 2 large onions, choppedWhite Onion, LargeSee Store for PriceBuy on AmazonFresh
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 10 whole cloves, or more to taste
  • 2 bay leaves, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 gingersnap cookies, crumbled
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  • Prep15 m
  • Cook4 h
  • Ready In2 d 4 h 15 m
  1. Place beef rump roast, onions, vinegar, water, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, sugar, cloves, and bay leaves in a large pot. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days, turning meat daily. Remove meat from marinade and pat dry with paper towels, reserving marinade.
  2. Season flour to taste with salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle flour mixture over beef.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat; cook beef until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Pour reserved marinade over beef, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until beef is tender, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Remove beef to a platter and slice.
  4. Strain solids from remaining liquid and continue cooking over medium heat. Add gingersnap cookies and simmer until gravy is thickened about 10 minutes. Serve gravy over sliced beef.